Cholera is a contagion that causes chronic diarrhea brought on through the intake of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. Cholera affects roughly 4 million people per … Continue Reading Gut microbiota regulates resistance to cholera.
Malaria is a tropical disease affecting humans and animals through the bite of a mosquito, causing fatalities when it is not diagnosed and treated promptly. The majority of malaria cases … Continue Reading Microbe shows promise in controlling the spread of malaria.
The latest innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing sees the genes of bacteria manipulated to enable the production of large quantities of compounds such as insulin or human growth hormone. Currently, much … Continue Reading Microbes programmed to produce desired compounds autonomously.
Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, with much work needed to stem the rise of multi-drug resistance. Often, resistance is mediated by genes, which can simply jump from one … Continue Reading New microbiota-based mode of antibiotic-resistant spread identified.
Antibiotic consumption is on the rise, causing increased resistance in bacteria. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to resist the effects of medication used to successfully treat it … Continue Reading New artificial cell can engulf live bacteria via endocytosis.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest known site in the Earth’s oceans, reaching a depth of over 11,000 meters at the Challenger Deep. Recent studies have revealed the trench waters host … Continue Reading Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world’s deepest ocean trench.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing adverse social communication and repetitive behavior. Many factors, including genetic and environmental effects, are … Continue Reading Human microbiota transplant transfers autism phenotype to mice.
Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain … Continue Reading Researchers discover never-before-seen tick-borne disease.
Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of … Continue Reading Researchers identify gut’s role in peripheral serotonin production and shaping the nervous system.
Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new population of ‘memory’ immune cells, throwing light on what the body does when it sees a microbe for the … Continue Reading Researchers discover a new type of ‘memory’ immune cell.
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article … Continue Reading Swallowable gas capsule could be used to measure intestinal gas to diagnose disease.